Top apps for staying fit and healthy
Take the hard work out of staying healthy with one of these fun and handy apps…
Movesum, Free (movesum.com)
Movesum is an easy-to-use step tracker. It shows you the number of steps taken, the number of calories subsequently burned, and how this equates to food and drink, such as a hamburger or a bar of chocolate. Movesum helps users be mindful about the energy in different types of food and puts daily movement and exercise into context. This incentivised approach will help inspire you to move, set goals, learn more about the relationship between movement and food intake, and hopefully lead to increased activity and exercise.
7 minute workout, Free (wahoofitness.com)
This is an app that helps you get the workout you need in virtually any location. It provides the user with a sequence of 12 different exercises lasting 30 seconds, coming to a total of seven minutes. The exercises target almost every muscle group in the body and the difficulty can be adjusted, so the app can be enjoyed by both beginners and more experienced users.
Fitbit, from £49.99 (fitbit.com)
Fitbit is a great piece of wearable technology that monitors your activity, therefore helping you in becoming more active, eating healthier, sleeping better and ultimately keeping you informed about leading a healthy lifestyle.
Runkeeper, Free (runkeeper.com)
Map your distance, speed, time and route with this helpful app. It also has audio cues to help you progress further along with the history of your running, allowing you to map your progress. You will also be notified about new goals achieved, which can then be shared with friends.
Lifesum, Free (lifesum.com)
Using tech and psychology, Lifesum creates a tailored plan to help users live a happier, more balanced life. Whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or just be healthier, Lifesum shows how changing your small, everyday habits can transform your life. It allows you to track your calories, log your meals, set yourself goals and even monitors how much water you drink. Gold Membership is available for a fee.
Yoga Studio, £2.99 (yogastudioapp.com)
This handy app boasts as many as 65 different yoga and meditation classes. Within the app, you can create your own classes, monitor your progress and schedule reminders for your workouts. Classes range from as little as ten minutes to an hour and come with instructive videos.